Entries by Jason

The Backyard Play Revolution

In The Backyard Play Revolution I share what I learned from six years of research and experimenting, corresponding to the first six years of my daughter’s life (during which time, my son came along and joined in the fun). It

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Mud Kitchen In A Day

Mud Kitchen In A Day was my first book I wrote and had published. It is designed to be a short read for busy (exhausted!) parents and chronicles the lovely experience I had collaborating with my children over a spring … Read more

Gear Philosophy

I love gear. I’d rather have more gear than a fancy shirt or dress up shoes. But gear is expensive and with a family to support my gear budget is pretty minimal. To make the most of it, here’s my … Read more

Gear List: Car camping

This is a work in-progress. You can download a version of this list here.

ALREADY PREPARED

Shelter

  1. Tent
  2. Tent poles
  3. Rain cover
  4. Tent stakes
  5. Extra stakes
  6. Ground cloth (for under tent)
  7. Rain tarp – large
  8. Ponchos (extra for fools

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Camping and Boating at Gross Reservoir

Camping and Boating, Gross Reservoir, CO
Gross Reservoir, named after Denver Water former Chief Engineer Dwight D. Gross, was completed in 1954 and doubles as a water source for Colorado front range communities and a great nearby recreation area. With over 10 miles of shoreline and … Read more

4wding at Gross Reservoir

4wding at Gross Reservoir, CO

For my birthday, my wife and two children and I went to scout out a camping spot on the South side of Gross Reservoir that is accessed via dirt roads and a pretty tame 4WD Road. We brought picnic supplies … Read more